The Upper Peninsula Program: a successful model for increasing primary care physicians in rural areas.

@article{Brazeau1990TheUP,
  title={The Upper Peninsula Program: a successful model for increasing primary care physicians in rural areas.},
  author={N K Brazeau and Mark J. Potts and John M Hickner},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={350-5}
}
In 1974, Michigan State University established the Upper Peninsula Medical Education Program (UP) to improve the physician supply in rural areas of Michigan by training students in a rural, practice-based setting. Practicing graduates of the program (N = 28) were surveyed by mail and their responses compared to a random sample of downstate MSU graduates (N = 57) with regard to practice location, specialty choice, hometown, and medical education and training. UP Program graduates showed a… CONTINUE READING

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